Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Out of the mouths of babes

Tuesday night - doing battle with my eldest over the dishwasher never a truer word said...

My daughter only has 3 main jobs that she has to do - Practise her cornet, do some reading, and unload/load the dishwasher.

At the end of the school year, all the kids get tired and ratty and to be honest dont want to do anything job-related, but as was with the reasoning on giving Aimee the dishwasher job, i think kids need to do the boring jobs so that they learn that life isnt always sweetness and light, and so the dishwasher still needs to be done otherwise we will be eating off paper plates !

So Cornet practise was done, then the complaining starts......

I dont want to........... its your job

But its boring .............. it may be boring but boring jobs still have to be done

continued on in this fashion for 35 min - would loved to say that I was cool, calm, and collected but alas not... my arguement was if you spent less time complaining and using that time to get the job done you would have more play time

Any way in the end job was done....hooray!! so off to bed she went, forgetting that she had to make her bed,

Aimee: 'There arent any sheets up here'

Me: ' go downstairs and see in the dryer - thats what I was doing today, the boring jobs so you have clean sheets'


I was laughing that much - all I could say was ' isnt that what doing the dishwasher is??'

Made me think though..... thats technically all I do all day...

School Run - Move kids from home to school
Washing - Move clothes from one machine to the other
Cleaning - Move dust from one area to the other
Cooking - Move food from one place to another

Even when I go to work...... I move paper from one place to another

so basically a stand off on ONE job summed up my day completely,

My name is Andrea and I am a SHUFFLER ..... ho hum .......

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Im still here !!

How long has it been? I cant appologise enough its one of those- things happen, and then time goes on and before you know it weeks, months have gone past, so I cant keep appologising but its onwards and upwards so Im sure that I have lost many of my regular followers but for those who have stuck with me - Im back - ! and with the start of the summer holidays and 6 week holiday with the kids just around the corner Im sure that we will have lots of adventures to keep you posted with - and in the meantime I'll try and keep you updated with what has happened since - (if I can remember !! LOL )

Good to be back x x